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Old Lodge

Hob Uid: 20004
Location :
County Durham
County Durham
Raby With Keverstone
Grid Ref : NZ0902022180
Summary : Late medieval fortified house, restored circa 1896. The house is built of sandstone rubble and is three storeyed and L-shaped in plan, with a single storey extension to the left. Formerly used as a hunting lodge.
More information : (NZ 09022218) Old Lodge (NAT) (1)

".... an ancient outpost and guard to the Castle".
(Raby Castle NZ 12 SW 2). (2)

Old Lodge is an L-shaped tower-house of 3 storeys with walls of coursed rubble c.10m high surmounted by a flat roof with low
parapet. It is situated upon an isolated knoll with the Langley Beck on the south and west and a natural gully upon the NE and east. (3)

The name 'Old Lodge' is still in use. The tower is built on what
appears to be a partly artificial and partly natural mound, possibly utilised at an earlier period than the tower. Remains of a drystone wall can be traced around the base of the mound. The building was considerably restored c.1896, most windows and doorways being of that date. Porch, and outbuildings to the west are also modern. The walls are c.6ft thick. There are two machicolations above the south doorway. Little is known of the history of the building other than its use as a hunting lodge, but its style would appear to date it to the latter half of the 14th century. (4)

The Old Lodge, Grade II*; 15th or 16th century Pele Tower. (5)

Previous report F2 confirmed, the Pele Tower is in good condition and used as a private dwelling. Published survey (25") revised. (6)

Listed by Cathcart King. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1923
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hutchinson, W, 1798. History of Durham 3 (273)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DS 12-JUN-57
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 JLD 13-JUN-57
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Source Number : 4a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Oral: R S Marshall (Owner) Old Lodge, Raby Castle
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) June 1965 Barnard Castle RD Durh 16
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F3 BHP 07-NOV-74
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Source Number : 7
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Late medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1400
Monument Type : Fortified House, Hunting Lodge
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 111445
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 78762
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 02 SE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 02 SE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1957-06-12
End Date : 1957-06-12
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 02 SE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1957-06-13
End Date : 1957-06-13
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 02 SE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-11-07
End Date : 1974-11-07
Associated Activities : INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14